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that they are cutting the taxes when we have such a big budget deficit. >> reporter: the vehicle registration fee is reduced to 6.5%. another $1.4 billion loss to the state. though many taxpayers welcome the relief, others see more damage to california. >> i worry about the people that will be laid off because they won't have enough money. it'll be out of their control. >> they're already cutting very essential services, and i don't see how this is going to help solve any problems at all. >> i think we're going to have some more discussion about this. probably before the next election. >> reporter: government downsizing in all levels seems to be a permanent thing. tom vacar, ktvu news. >>> the governor signed the state budget just one day before the new fiscal year began. the spending plan includes cuts to higher education, welfare and the court. the governor hinted he hasn't given up on putting a tax measure on the ballot. >> before we get finished, i bet we're going to have to go back to the people and get their vote on how we're going to do things going forward. >> reporter: t
was burning plastic, people today worried about their health. >> it is a big concern for me, because i have children around here. but so far i didn't hear anything from the communities. >> i was sitting out here, got a little dizzy and my chest was kind of congested. >> reporter: she said she kept her children inside yesterday. but in this neighborhood, less than a mile from the plastics plants, cars, houses are still dusted with dark dots of burned residue. >> my concern is -- beside the fact -- my family. >> reporter: today, workers complaint through the charred remains of as many as 15,000 plastic crates. county health officials issued the shelter in place yesterday, although air tests are still pending they now believe the smoke was not especially toxic. >> you know carbon type compounds, carbon monoxide, those typically burn off in the fire, very similar to what you see in any sort of wildfire, or -- >> reporter: and experts say the reason the smoke and residue are not a big concern is because of the composition of the boxes. they say that the chemicals don't contain the type of chemic
the area including the big foam trucks from travis air force base responded. their efforts could only contain the base from surrounding buildings. the company has not discussed the fire's cause but would only say that noneover its 45 employees were hurt. for which most of us and certainly the company is grateful. back here below an awful toxic mess that will require a lot of clean up and a lot of toxic clean up to happen very soon. again as soon as all of the flair ups are over which could go on for hours and hours and hours. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> news chopper 2 caught the amazing size of the pitch black cloud that the fire set off into the sky. a shelter-in-place is still in effect right now. but now that things are dying down, near by residents fears are dying down as well. sal castaneda live in fairfield when he spoke to residents. >> reporter: i want to show you how close we are to the fire. you can see still thick black smoke rising from the plastic plant. now we're just about a mile, maybe a little bit less than a mile away from it. so i want jacob
in on the department's smaller fleet. the dc10 10 tanker, the big boy in the sky called to fight california fires. >> we use them in more strategic situations. >> reporter: it drops thousandsover fire retardant in five seconds. the new budget forced the state agency to cut back so it has decided to ax its three year $21 million dc10 contract. >> this was a reduction and a cut that nobody wanted to make. >> reporter: well we always say it could be the worse fire season ever right. >> reporter: chief scott upton flies in calfire's initial attack. the s2t holds up to 1,200- gallons. while the dc10 holds 10,000- gallons of retardant. >> any time you lose any capability you're going to lose a certain amount of effectiveness. >> reporter: but upton and others in calfire says the dc10 was never as vital as a smaller fleet. a fleet that will continue to fly this wildfire season. >> the most important thing for us is maintaining our initial attack capabilities. >> there's some limitations with the dc10 on types of terrain and mov era bility in canyons. >> reporter: if the air tanker is out of state battl
, it's been cleared out by police and there are big delays going through the city. we got on a train with a group of 30-40 protesters at the civic center station and headed towards the powell street station. what the protesters were doing is blocking the doors so the trains couldn't move. they would keep the trains parked for about 25 minutes till eventually the trains started moving and they carried the protest on the trains trains trains and back track. they shut the trains down at 16 16th and mission and police showed up in riot gear and that's when the doors were closed. we are at powell street because the train wouldn't stop at civic center. the platform was empty except for police and bart workers. here at powell street we got san francisco police unit on the sidewalk standing by with riot helmets and batons and we have a bomb squad here and unhappy bart passengers who can't get on trains because there are so many delays and passengers are backed up, they don't want too big of a crowd so they are keeping people outside of the platform till the conjustture clears out. >> ken, ca
observed at the local airports, the big ones and the small ones like out in antioch. 94degrees there, 91 in livermore and 90 in morgan hill. forecast highs for tomorrow, about the same, a little warmer in fairfield. the forecast then for tomorrow just like for tonight just like it was last night. for tomorrow, a lot like today but slightly warmer. the changes very subtle. it's unusual that we get, when we get unusually mild weather this time of year. but it's unusual that we have so few changes. the differences in daytime highs forecast daytime highs versus what's actually occurring very subtle. so that's how it continues. that's good news for firefighters. fire danger very mild for this time of year and air quality very good. tomorrow afternoon, it starts to heat up. there was heat in the central valley today. you're getting your upper 90s toward red bluff. i have enough of a sea breeze and enough fog at the coast that's keeping things on the mild side for this time of year. some high clouds coming in from the gulf of mexico. those clouds could trigger a few thundershowers. south toward
vest off and handed it to me. gave a big smile and said charles don't, say i never gave you anything. >> reporter: gordon spent 16 hours, much of it alone swimming, before he made it to a rocky island, he was exhausted. he slept. >> i remember at one point, waking up and seeing two guys over by the same boaters where i was and i yelled to them, hey, guys, watch out for those rocks. all of a sudden, he got up and flew away. they were big albatross birds. i was hallucinating because i hadn't had water. >> after they were rescued, some say they fended for themselves but gordon said he saw them help. as for the search, he holds out hope for the seven men still missing. >> if i made it to an island, they can. i hope they're somewhere on one of those islands out there waiting to be helped. >> reporter: the coast guard is using a c-130 aircraft out of sacramento, based out of yuma temporarily for the search effort. the c-130 is in its fifth day of searching in the sea of cortez. ken pritchett,ktvu2 news. >> you can see the bunks in a moment below the deck where the fishermen were sleeping
. >>> and making up for a childhood without birthday parties. the special meaning behind this big bash in the east bay. >>> the fog continues to keep the bay area on the cool side. coming up i'll show you where that fog will be first thing tomorrow morning and when 90- degree heat could return to our forecast. >>> a joyful celebration in one of the east bay's roughest nations. mike mibach was there as a large crowd came together to commemorate a park which transformed the community. >> reporter: saturday morning richmond's iron triangle. >> i don't have to worry about drive by. >> i like to stop the violence. >> reporter: a picnic, a party, filled with music, basketball and richmond residents. this is in one of the roughest neighborhoods in the bay area. >> we came together to improve it to make it a better place. >> reporter: so what is the point of this party other than having a good time? it's to drive home a lesson to politicians that redevelopment money really does work. >> loitering is basically like skid row. >> reporter: captain mark gagan is talking about nevin park e says the park and co
over the area, shouldn't be too big of a deal that impact your fireworks show. look at what we are expecting at 9:00, 50 along the coast, 60s for the bay area and inland 75. we will look at what you can expect tonight and tomorrow coming up. >>> right now we want to show you a live picture of the bay bridge toll plaza. folks may be headed in to san francisco to watch the big show. now we want to move to the golden gate bridge, looks like it's pretty clear in both directions tonight. >>> many fourth of july celebrations got underway early today. thousands watched the parade in san jose. it included floats, cars, veterans and other participates of all ages. >> why do you come? >> to celebrate america's birthday. >> we saw all the army reserve and stuff on the truck. he was yelling thank you, thank you. >> a big festival that included food, games and activities. >> folks lined to see the streets to see this independence day parade. 170 floats and 2500 participates. the parade kraut rout is the second longest in the nation, 3 miles. >>> some residents started the fourth of july wit
food chains are offering healthier options. the simple changes thad could make a big difference. >> reporter: it is a step in the right direction. parents can choose kids males with french fries or fresh sliced apple. we found some surprises. >> reporter: children eat a third of meals out. to a childhood obesey epidemic. burger king, chili's, ihop and friendly's and 17 other restaurants are offering healthier deals. the restaurants are responding to pressure. and now pledge at least one low sodium, low fat, lower sugar meal for children. 600-calories or less and less than 35% from fat. >> it's the beginning. >> she says better would be only healthy kids meals. >> parents will ask if they would like to substitute and have more frenchifies or more sodas. >> reporter: one of the 18. it says its chefs cook up choices to meet the new guidelines. >> me did an a analysis and figured out a number of our foods are perfect for the kids' daily meal. >> reporter: a salad, and curry chicken with yam pizza. assuming you can convince your kids to choose those. >> children will select high foot
chopper 2 is overhead as the sheriff's office responded about 9:00 p. 9:00 a.m. to big ranch road. the women went to the hospital to be checked out. authorities say chemicals were being applied about 750 yards from where those women were trimming vines which might be responsible for their breathing problems. we spoke with authorities about the chemicals involved and how they are used and we'll have that for you coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >>> the theft of a famous work of art in broad daylight rattled nerves in san francisco today. sal castaneda is live in union square with a a man who got a firsthand look at the man who walked out of a gallery with the piece of art work. >> reporter: police say this is the most serious of many recent crimes. >> at about 11:45 a man walked in and took a pablo picasso sketch from this gallery. the piece is valued at several hundred thousand dollars. >> it's very unusual to have someone walk into an art gallery, just walk in and grab the painting and walk out. i don't know if this is targeted or if this is a random act. >> reporter:
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be lurking just underneath the surface of the sand. >>> and we've got a big weekend coming up. you know that it's getting a lot warmer out there. a bit of a sea breeze but no fog. i'll tell you how hot it'll be tomorrow. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> in los angeles today, maria shriver filed for divorce from her husband of 28 years arnold schwarzenegger. they've been separated since november. that's when arnold schwarzenegger admitted fathering a son with their housekeeper. they have two daughters aged 19 and 21. >>> trouble over seas tonight, a flatila was stopped in greece just hours after it took off. bay area residents including a well known actor are on board one of those ships. rita williams spent the day in marin county where she spent the day on what happened. >> reporter: this san rafael dining room became the impromptu command center for news about the ship. steve grisies wife is on
. kevin mack. hoe was ejected from the university shuttle bus during a collision with a big rig. some say it's time for that to change. >> a believer i think in smart legislation when it comes to enhancing public safety. >> officials will begin adding lap belts in a week. the entire bus fleet should have them by the end of next month. >>> the car insurance service zip car says business is taking off so it is now expanding it's san francisco offices. san francisco manager kim helped cut the ribbon. >> with everybody driving all the time everywhere, this is just a way to have a car when you need it and only when you need it. >> reporter: zip car says it has 250 rental locations in san francisco alone. >>> the city of san jose has new bragging rights tonight. the city has topped the list of u.s. cities where residents live the longest. in san jose the average life expectancy is 80.2 years years for women and 79 years for men. oakland ranked 15. the california native plant society and friends of nolan park filed a lawsuit today against the zoo and the city of oakland. the zoo claims the env
warmer. i wish i had some big thing here, the fog is out of here. it's just kind of the same but with slight adjustments in the upward direction. forecast overnight lows, 52 in vallejo, 52 in concord. these are mild to cool, the fog will be there as you head out of town or head out to the movies or whatever your doing tonight. tomorrow morning, that's tonight's fog footprint. tomorrow morning it has that big inland push. i mentioned the when the fog has that much of a push into the davis area, vacaville, everyone toward sacramento, it's game over for warm temperatures because that fog is infiltrated. by the time it burns off your highs end up in the high 60s, low 70s. that's where we were all day. that's where we'll be all weekend, that's where we'll be on monday. i'm tracking this low that has been lingering. when it does it gives you that. if it's winter that low givers you rain. this time of year it gives you fog. your forecast highs tomorrow, 80 in morgan hill, 81 in gilroy. your five day forecast lays out like this. fog, fog, fog, fog, fog. and more fog. >> fog is the he
with the northerly wind. keeping the fog from having a big penetration. we're not going to see fog as far inland as we did the last week. these were the highs from today. pretty warm, warmer than yesterday. tomorrow's temperature are going to come up a couple of degrees from these. i think we're going to see temperatures warmer than they have been. that's your wednesday. long range forecast a little warmer, a little drier. a little less fog. early clearing tomorrow because of the way the fog set up. because of that northerly wind. it just tkupt doesn't have that big push. the fog shows it, there's at midnight. it's been full coverage on all nine bay area counties. by 7:00 a.m. it's just patches of it out there at lands end. looks as though we're going to see less fog. warmer daytime highs, air quality will edge down. it just won't be as good. no major heat wave; just warmer. 54 in vallejo tomorrow. these are your forecast highs then for wednesday. the morning the fog starts to clear away from the coast and we're just by lack of fog going to be warmer. you knew that. high pressure not superstron
morning. there's not going to be that big of a difference. there'll be fog in the coast. you're going to need your hoodies or jackets when you head out. a little bit breezy in the afternoon and temperatures in the warmer spots upper 80s. not so bad. the fog footprint in the morning you see it, north bay you're getting more fog than you're seeing. napa, so if you're heading out in the morning, you're going to want jackets in this area because it's going to be chilly. you're going to have more sunshine. you see the temperatures depict that too where the fog is is where the green and the temperatures are. where the fog was. i just put the colors in here so you can see where the heat is and how much that moist cool air is infiltrating our area. highs are going to look like this around the area, they're not as high as they were yesterday more so today. they're going to be slightly cooler. sunday should be the warmest day on the weekend. it's not going to be hot, it's not going to be hot. >> just right. >> that's right. just right. sunday should be the warmest day of the weekend. >> that's
the courts. >> the big factor, mediation has is the parties are reefk their own decision -- reaching their own decision. in arbitration, a third party neutral is making a decision for them. >> reporter: the arbitrators and med yaters are experienced -- mediators are experienced judicial officials so they're more likely to know what to expect in a timely and costly trial. now the judges here at the california supreme court who preside over the judiciary as a third coequal branch of government might have the last say. they may determine that the cuts violate the constitution. >>> on the economy watch tonight, san jose-based force 10 has a new owner. dell has agreed to buy the networking equipment maker. the terms of the deal were not released. analysts say it gives dell a foot hold in the area. >>> san francisco's twitter is seeking a new round of funding which could double its value. a website says twitter is looking for a deal. in december it was valued at $3.7 billion. >>> u.s. stocks took a hit today as investors remain cautious about the debate over the nation's debt ceiling. the
it was a big deal. but i understood that this person could be hurt really bad. so i was in shock. i just kept looking behind me, you know hoping somebody was back there helping him. >> it's really sad because all he was trying to do is get a ball. be a fan and have a good time. >> reporter: we talked to giants fan getting ready for tonight's game about the video they saw last night. >> it was really scary how they kept showing it over and over. >> reporter: players are encouraged to be fan friendly an they will review the incident to continue safe environment to fans. the fans we talked to said one incident should not change the tradition. the foul ball thrown into the stands. >> the height of stands should be changed. >> reporter: the widow had one request, that the video now widely viewed on the internet no longer be shown. >>> caltrans is moving forward with plans to mount cameras on its trains. the agency says the recordings will help improve security and prevent trespassing and vandalism. lawyers are also looking into how long the images will be stored and if they would be subject to pub
on the increase. and that will continue to increase late tonight into early tomorrow morning. that will be a big factor in the bay area forecast. in fact, we'll show it to you now. increasing low clouds for tonight. tomorrow we'll stick with the theme cool for the beaches, warm temperatures inland and then we have a bit of a warming trend showing up on the long range weather maps. first thing tomorrow morning, partly cloudy skies inland but mostly cloudy skies for the coast and for the bay. most of the bay area starting out sunday morning in the 50s. tomorrow temperatures do come up a little bit by about 2 to 5 degrees from today's highs. and those southwesterly winds will be increasing in the afternoon to around 20 miles an hour. as we take this into next week monday and tuesday, this weather system moves in from the north increasing the marine layer. as a result, more fog and we'll continue to have a bit of a drop in the numbers for monday. tuesday will be the coolest day of the upcoming workweek. here's our forecast model showing you the overcast with the fog. first thing tomorrow morning at
in the forecast. there'll be fog again. but it's not going to have that real wet moist real big push it's had the last mornings. tomorrow morning it'll be chilly, the fog will be there but it will burn off more rapidly. that takes us into the bay area weekend. these are your forecast for your 7:00 a.m. hour or there abouts when you get moving around. lots of mid- and low 50s. when you wake up or when you are out moving around 9:00 a.m. the kids are running off to swim practice you get something like this. you have fog, you see the north bay you have sunshine. you know santa rosa is going to get into the mid-70s. once the sun comes out you warm rapidly. that he did not happen today or yesterday. so temperatures were cooler. tomorrow rapid clearing, warmer daytime high. it's that simple. i'm putting drizzle in because it's been a player especially in the coastal bay. tomorrow as we head into friday, you're going to see temperatures begin to warm up. so through the microclimates on friday. you're seeing 70s out toward orinda and lafayette. then as you head over the hill toward antioch. fire dang
into the bay. cooling trend begins tomorrow and reinforced for the weekend. high pressure has been the big weather story over the past few days. fog on the increase overnight and that leads to a cooling trend, temperatures down 4-8 degrees tomorrow. that will be the beginning. here is the trend for the weekend, area of low pressure from the north, with that temperatures by saturday, warmest locations in the lower 8ees. fog -- 80s. by 6:00, 7:00, clouds concentrated coast line around san francisco. partly cloudy conditions inland. as we put this into motion for the afternoon. temperatures, everybody coming down tomorrow. we will not find upper 90s. warmest locations upper 8 es. oakland 70. san jose 83 degrees. morgan hill 80s. san francisco, dense fog tomorrow morning, skies becoming partly cloudy into the afternoon. 5 day forecast, cooler as you head into friday, temperatures cool off by the weekend. by sunday that will be the coolest day with the warmest locations only in the lower 80s. monday the cooling trend continues. overall, looks like a nice weekend, with no extreme heat. >> comfor
tonight, fred inglis is filling in. we all knew it was going to happen, but it's a big loss for the oakland raiders. >> we all knew that raiders namdi asemguah was leaving the raiders, but no one thought he was going to philadelphia. the crown jewel takes a pay cut after earning nearly 50 million in 2010. namdi has never reached the postsystem in eight years of oakland, and the phillys are play off and super bowl contenders. >>> new head coach jim harbaugh held his first practice. the all prolinebacker practice willis is still on this team. just because patrick's takeo spikes is now a charger, don't expect him to become a vocal leader. >> i feel if something has to be said and done, i'll do that. but to be yelling or to be saying something just because i want people to think that i'm that guy and i'm this and i'm that, i don't want to do that. i just want it to be natural. >> at the end of the day i think it's how you put it out that makes all the difference. >>> the giants are in cincinnati this weekend. today they ran into a bay area native who's trying to make yet another
afternoon. here is a look ahead, the five- day forecast and temperatures, really no big changes showing up, no heat waves in fact maybe just up a few degrees as we head up into monday, tuesday's wednesday, warmer location inland of . on the warm side, upper 80s, you will notice the change tomorrow as you step out there, could feel a bit muggy. and the light breeze was nice, good for people out in berkeley today looking at the sky. the city's annual kite festival happened at the chavez park, showing a lot of food, art, music, and kites. if you missed out on the festival today -- kite festival continues tomorrow, starting at 10:00 in the morning and lasts until five in the afternoon. >>> and bay area penguins doing a march all the way home today. four male and one female penguins are back on the island at the san francisco zoo after graduating from fish school. the chicks spent four months learning how to swim and getting used to people. the zoo keepers said this batch did great. >> you know we don't really know what they're going to do, the pace at which they will move. whether or not they
was going through your mind? >> no big deal. i was angry at the ferry boat. >> so it should have nosed over onits back and if that's the case, the plane is going to be exactly where it struck the bottom. >> reporter: but if it sank right side up? >> then the 5.3 knot ebb early this morning could have pushed it as far as the golden gate bridge. >> reporter: tim parker says the visibility under water is just six inches. he says the search could take days and since it involves a privately owned plane, the pilot has to pay for it. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2news. >>> a stolen sailboat is back with its owner and the suspected thief in custody. the owner of ocsc sailing tells us the 25-foot sailboat was taken from the berkeley marina last night. berkeley police later spotted the suspect carrying a three gallon gas can from the vessel. as you can see, the abandoned sailboat got stuck on the rocks when the tide went out. high tide this afternoon freed it undamaged. >> those pictures of the bay look very inviting right now. the water looks great especially with these hot temperatures. mark? >> yeah
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